Back in university, we used to game every weekend. This does not sound like a lot, but it meant driving over 160 km (100 miles) in one direction just to play. It was just assumed we would play and we made the trip. These days, trying to get five adults to schedule one night every two weeks or so means there is a likely chance that one or two will cancel last minute. When did we get our priorities so backwards?
A friend of mine, Erik, runs a board gaming night every Friday after the kids are in bed. There are regularly five or six people who make it out, a great time and turnout. However, the list of invitees starts at over twenty on the email list. Those five or six who attend vary from week to week.
I never thought I would run out of time for games, but with my line of work, time with my wife and my family, plus trying to just get out of the house for a movie or dinner once in a while, it means actually scheduling a time to play (and hope no one cancels last minute). And because of all the above reasons, sometimes I feel guilty slipping away to get some hack-and-slash time.
Does your life have time for gaming?
But… what do I know…?